Innovation Showcase success for Cardiff engineers
28 Mehefin 2016
A team from Cardiff University School of Engineering had a successful trip to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ‘iShow’ Innovation Showcase.
Adam Dixon, Luke Parkin and James Griffiths were among the ten teams in the final and took home one of the most prestigious awards, the fan favourite prize. Their product was a hydroponic system called ‘Hydrosac’.
The team performed excellently among a very competitive field, which included experienced business figures and accomplished engineers from various countries. The event is now in its ninth year, with this year’s final held in Washington, D.C.
The top prizes were scooped up by established companies with products such as a pay as you go gas delivery system, a smart water metre and a revolutionary prosthetic limb.
Commenting on the experience, Adam said: “It was an honour to be shortlisted by ASME and to win the fan favourite position! Luke, James and I learnt a lot about the process of hardware development and met senior engineering and business executives who helped us plot a strong plan for commercialisation of our Hydrosac design.
“Expertise and experience is extremely valuable as a resource particularly for young engineers and I recommend Cardiff university students apply for the iShow every year and many competitions like it for this exposure and learning.”